WATCH: Is This The Greatest Cover Tackle Ever?

first_imgDuring the Varsity Cup in South Africa, one player pulled off an unbelievable tackle. Or maybe you prefer this massive hit on Italian fly-half Tomasso Allan?Okay, strictly speaking it isn’t a cover tackle, but nonetheless it is still a brilliant hit by Wales’ skipper on the day, Taulupe Faletau.Related: Top 100 Players In The World Italy were looking threatening with ball in hand against Wales, and it appeared they had an overlap near the halfway line.Well they did until Faletau put in a tackle with huge ferocity on Allan, who, justifiably so, struggled to get up.What makes this even better, is the reaction of both players after.As Allan gets up, looking shaky, Faletau looks over and gives him a thumbs up and a wink. Allan simply smiles back.It was a brutal hit, met with great sportsmanship from both players. After some brilliant attacking rugby, the University of Johannesburg (black and orange kit), looked as if they had scored another try to put themselves up by at least 19 points to five.However, University of Witwatersrand winger, Kwanele Ngema had other ideas.Coming out of nowhere, the winger put in a try-saving hit to keep his team in the game. His celebration after the tackle sums up the importance of the defensive effort.But the question is, is it as good as the tackle made by England substitute flanker Sam Underhill during the 2018 Six Nations?With the game in the balance after 60 minutes, Wales looked as if they were going to score in the corner to narrow England’s lead. However showing a quick turn of speed, Underhill dived and managed to flip Welshman Scott Williams into touch.Which one do you think is better? Which of the three tackles is your favourite?Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.center_img WATCH: Is This The Greatest Cover Tackle Ever?During the Varsity Cup, a university-based competition that takes place in South Africa, we may have just seen the greatest cover tackle ever. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Government urged to ensure journalists are free to cover Friday’s demonstrations

first_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa June 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to ensure journalists are free to cover Friday’s demonstrations In view of the recent attacks on journalists, our organization would like to point out that the media have the right to observe, film and photograph demonstrators and security forces. The authorities must facilitate the work of journalists or at least not obstruct them in any way. Confiscating their equipment, arresting them or detaining them for short periods, or any use of physical violence against them must be prohibited. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Iraqi authorities yesterday urging them to ensure respect for the rights of journalists, including their right to cover the major demonstrations that are due to be held throughout Iraq this Friday, 10 June.Read the Reporters Without Borders letter : Dear Prime Minister,The international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders has learned that major demonstrations are to be held throughout Iraq on 10 June to demand better public services (such as electricity and water), respect for basic rights and freedoms, the release of political prisoners and a crackdown on corruption. Government of IraqBaghdad Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki December 28, 2020 Find out more News Any action by the security forces that prevents journalists from doing their job is an unacceptable violation of freedom of expression. IraqMiddle East – North Africa News February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Paris, 6 June 2011 Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq Sincerely, Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Press freedom is an essential component of the democratic process to which Iraq is committed. We will be watching closely to see whether the public’s right to information is respected. to go further Organisation RSF_en Jean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders secretary-general We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration. Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Newslast_img read more

Global Visitor Management System Market (2020 to 2025) – by Component, Application, Organization Size,…

first_imgLocal News By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “Global Visitor Management System Market (2020-2025) by Component, Application, Organization Size, Deployment, Vertical, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis” report has been added to’s offering. The Global Visitor Management Systems Market is estimated to be USD 870 Mn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 1,602.9 Mn by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 13%. Key factors such as the rising security breaches at various customer touchpoints have demanded a need for systemic regulatory compliance to address these security-related issues. Additionally, there has been a growing adoption of software-based security solutions in developing Visitor Management Systems (VMS). These solutions are likely to prevent unwanted visitors by tracking them through VMS’s various surveillance mechanisms. This has fuelled the demand for a visitor management system market across multiple industry sectors. Besides, the preference for paper-less administration activities is likely to drive the growth of this market further. The issues related to data vulnerability and considerably slow amounts of customer adoption rates in deployment attributed to the hindrances in solution deployment and low awareness are likely to restrain the market growth. Why buy this report?The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the Global Visitor Management System Market.The report includes in-depth qualitative analysis, verifiable data from authentic sources and projections about market size. The projections are calculated using proven research methodologies.The report has been compiled through extensive primary and secondary research. The primary research is done through interviews, surveys, and observation of renowned personnel in the industry.The report includes in-depth market analysis using Porter’s 5 force model and the Ansoff Matrix. The impact of Covid-19 on the market is also featured in the report.The report also contains a competitive analysis using Positioning Quadrants, a Proprietary competitive positioning tool. Report Highlights:A complete analysis of the market including parent industryImportant market dynamics and trendsMarket segmentationHistorical, current, and projected size of the market based on value and volumeMarket shares and strategies of key playersRecommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market Market Dynamics DriversRising Security BreachesRising Regulatory Compliance with the Adoption of Data Protection Regulations such as GDPR, And ITAR etc.Increasing Adoption of Software-Based Security SolutionsIncreasing Adoption of Paper-Less Administrative Activities RestraintsSlow Progress in Customer AdaptationHigh Data Vulnerability Issues OpportunitiesIncrease in Investments from Governments in Smart InfrastructureMounting Use of AI, IoT, and Big Data to Get a Better Visitor Management SystemFavorable Government Support with Regulatory ComplianceGrowing Need to Access Visitor Records across Various Touch Points ChallengesLow Awareness about the Visitor Management Systems Companies Mentioned Global Visitor Management System Market (2020 to 2025) – by Component, Application, Organization Size, Deployment, Vertical and Geography – Facebook Pinterest EnvoyVeristreamProxyclickTraction GuestSwipedOniLobbySineALICE ReceptionistKeepnTrackVizitoGreetlyHID Global (EasyLobby)TycoHoneywell Access ControlChubb Fire & Security LtdQuantum AutomationRaptor Technologies LLCATT SystemsEmbassy IT SolutionsHashmicroOctopus SystemsRIW Software TechnologyAlertenterpriseSmartspace Software PlcInventryGenetecWhosonlocationQminderJolly TechnologiesParabit SystemsVueturaAsiatactVersionxSplanDigicred Technologies For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 11:29 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 11:29 AM Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLeading Online Interior Design Service, Havenly Announces the Addition of Tina Sharkey to Its Board of DirectorsNext articleCloudBees Names Stephen DeWitt as New CEO, Embarks on Next Phase of DevOps Market-Leading Journey Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Letters to the Editor, September 1, 2002

first_imgLetters to the Editor, September 1, 2002 September 1, 2002 Regular News Judicial Elections The widely published statement of the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee that the recent United States Supreme Court decision announced in Republican Party of Minnesota v. White “has no impact on the statutory or code provisions which regulate judicial elections in Florida” (The Florida Bar News /August 1) appears misplaced. Fundamental to our established principles of evolving jurisprudence, decisions of the United States Supreme Court and other courts of appeal have broad, guiding effect. The State of Minnesota arguably could not sidestep the Supreme Court by replacing its code with that of the fundamentally identical code of the State of Florida; neither can the State of Florida reasonably believe the decision of the Supreme Court has no impact on it because its code has an identical meaning to that of the Minnesota code but utilizes insignificantly different wording.The evident deferential regard the Supreme Court has for the First Amendment of the United States Constitution should be followed and shared by the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. The guiding legal requirements that follow the Supreme Court decision announced in White arguably apply to all the states, of which no one state is self-exempt. Brad Peterson Ft. Lauderdale Dignity in Law President Tod Aronovitz’ “Dignity in Law” campaign is grossly misguided. Rather than trying to change the public’s perception of lawyers, the Bar should concern itself with correcting lawyer conduct.Since I was admitted in 1993, I have observed a steady increase in discovery abuse, obstructive litigation tactics, abuse of process, baseless claims and defenses, and an unbridled willingness to misstate the law and mislead the court. This behavior is pervasive in every circuit and county in which I have litigated. It is not a “South Florida lawyer” problem. There is a general decline in civility and collegiality among litigators. Countless lawyers disregard their Oath of Admission, the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Evidence Code.Instead of spending money on marketing lawyers, the Bar should devote its resources to investigate complaints against lawyers and rid the Bar of lawyers who have no respect for the law and the rules they swore to uphold and protect.Florida’s appellate and trial courts have failed to enforce the rules and punish lawyers’ wrongful conduct and tactics. The courts have failed to apply sanctions with regularity. The legislature addressed the problem by putting more “bite” in F.S. §57.105. The legislature will continue its attempts to wrest oversight of the profession from The Florida Bar until the Bar and the courts enforce the rules.If the Bar acted vigorously to restore professionalism to the practice of law, it would not need to resort to an advertising campaign. Dignity in the Law will exist only when the courts enforce the rules. Dignity in the Law will exist only when The Florida Bar focuses upon its duty to regulate lawyers. Dignity cannot be restored through an advertising campaign or a slogan designed to convince the public that all lawyers are professionals and that the profession is not in trouble. Any profession needing spin control to change public perception is very much in trouble.If President Aronovitz asks for voluntary contributions for serious housecleaning, I’ll send my check. So will thousands of other lawyers. As to President Aronovitz’ request for my voluntary contribution to Dignity in Law, I decline. Earl K. Mallory JupiterNot long ago I sent out a request for admissions in a multi-million dollar case asking the defendants to admit a certain contract between them contemplated actions that would tend to prove they intended to misappropriate my client’s trade secrets.The written response went something like this: “Objection. Defendant cannot answer, because the contract is an inanimate object and therefore cannot contemplate.”When judges begin to show greater respect for law by issuing contempt citations for such antics, there’ll not be such a pressing need for the present costly efforts to raise our shrinking esteem in the eyes of the public.If we truly want the public to respect the Bar, we should urge the bench to bear down on lawyers who toy with our courts for personal gain. Urge our judges to enforce discovery rules so evidence gets on the record before trial and before our clients’ pockets are completely drained by the hijinks we are hated for. Frederick D. Graves Stuart Contingency Fees This is a comment regarding the July 1 letter harshly criticizing “[t]he widespread use of contingent percentage fees which invest lawyers with a direct and crucial personal financial stake in civil damage claims” that are tried before juries composed of “lay citizens deliberately selected without any regard whatever for any expertise or academic or other competence.”I am a retired board certified Florida civil trial lawyer whose practice during the latter years was devoted substantially to the prosecution of legal malpractice claims. Most of my clients in these cases were people of very modest means who could not possibly afford the legal fees and costs for complex litigation usually defended by highly skilled and well-paid defense lawyers. Many years ago a highly respected Florida Supreme Court justice remarked, “The contingent fee is the poor man’s key to the courthouse.” The writer neglected to tell us how my clients could have achieved redress but for the contingent fee.My concept of professionalism was that competent representation of a client must always be a more important motivation for a lawyer than possible financial reward, but even so I don’t see how having a personal financial stake in a damage claim can do anything but enhance that motivation.The first time I filed a legal malpractice case I decided that it was too complicated for a lay jury. I learned the hard way that trial judges, recalling their own mistakes as lawyers, tend to protect lawyer defendants, unconsciously I will assume. I then discovered that if I did my job as a trial lawyer with an accurate, detailed opening statement, an orderly presentation of evidence, and a thorough closing argument, juries randomly composed of a broad spectrum of occupations and educational levels would understand the case and try very hard to do the right thing.It is easy to understand why the insurance industry mindlessly detests the contingent fee, but it seems to me that lawyers should be able to comprehend what an important part of the judicial system it is. Charles J. Cheves Blairsville, Ga. (Editor’s Note: This letter originally appeared in the August 1 News . A typographical error, however, garbled the opening paragraph.)last_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball’s backcourt is carrying the team on its back

first_img Published on January 26, 2017 at 12:23 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Even as Brianna Butler and Cornelia Fondren left Syracuse’s backcourt, even as SU dropped out of the Top 25, even as the Orange’s hopes for a Final Four repeat dim with each road loss, one thing has remained constant. Night in and night out, the duo of Peterson and Sykes continues to dazzle fans, perplex defenses and carry Syracuse.A couple of weeks ago, they combined for 62 points in a comeback victory against North Carolina State. Peterson exploded for a program- and Carrier Dome-record 45 points. At Georgia Tech two weeks ago, the duo scored 53 of SU’s 66 points. Sunday, the pair outscored No. 14 Miami. By themselves.Peterson and Sykes might be the nation’s most dangerous backcourt. With eight more regular-season games over the next month, Syracuse (14-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast) needs more of the same. “We are a new era of women’s backcourt guards,” said Peterson, a senior who averages a league-leading 24.3 points per game. “It’s something that we take pride in, we look forward to when we go out and play. We’re the best backcourt in country.”SU head coach Quentin Hillsman knows that the main reason his team can excel is the synergy of two guards whose production far exceeds their personal glory. It starts with prioritizing speed on offense, a necessity in Hillsman’s fast-paced system. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Peterson can work in isolation or off high-ball screens, Sykes can slash. In sets, either takes command of the play or resets the scheme. In transition, they’re a deadly force, as Sykes provides the speed and penetration that Peterson does not match. If Peterson is artful, Sykes is explosive. “When one’s feeling it, taking over, the other has to be alright with that,” SU assistant coach Tammi Reiss said. “They have to realize, wow, we’re winning this game because of this. In Oklahoma City, with Kevin Durant and Russell (Westbrook), there’s a reason why one left. Buying into the we — that’s a hard thing to do.”For years, the combo had yet to unveil its potential. By her sophomore year in 2013-14, Sykes averaged 16.6 points per game. When an injury sidelined her the next season, Peterson grabbed a starting job. She’s never looked back in the two seasons since. Last year, as Sykes recovered from knee injuries that limited her ability to take over a game, Peterson continued to shine. They hadn’t both peaked at the same time — until now, clicking in their final months of college basketball. “They were always able to be Superman,” Reiss said. “Now you’ve got two supermen.”Reiss’ biggest question heading into conference play was how the pair would play together. Several weeks ago, Hillsman sat with Sykes and Peterson. He told them about sharing the basketball while still keeping aggressive mindsets. “Being superman doesn’t always mean scoring all the time,” he told them. “Drive and make the right pass for somebody else to knock it down.” Even with the ball in her hands most of the time, Peterson turns its over a paltry three times a game. She averages seven assists and 3.1 steals per game to go along with Sykes’ 8.1 rebounds average and 19 total blocks. On the year, they take 47 percent of the team’s shots.Off the floor, they send each other congratulatory texts and memes. On it, their relationship is just as close, even if one may roll her eyes at the other for not passing. In these situations, the only adjustments they make are small. But they are critical. At timeouts, Sykes has told Peterson she’s wide open running the wing. Peterson might acknowledge that she saw her but felt there were other options. “It can be really hard when you have a point guard with the scoring mentality that Lex has,” Sykes said. “You just have a freakishly athletic guard who can play at the 1, Lex at the 2, so you never get a break. It’s just really worked for us where you have two powerhouse guards playing off each other in an unselfish way.”Defenses have tried just about everything to stop them. They’ve flashed glimpses of matchup zone, rotating man and full- and half-court traps. Still, Peterson has reached double digits in every game this season and Sykes has failed to do so only once. “You’d think they deny or double team,” said Reiss, who works primarily with the guards. “I’d go triangle and two. Once Petey gets ball, I’d deny it. I’d deny all over the floor, take away as many shots attempts as possible.”By all accounts, the nation’s top-scoring backcourt is four years in the making. A series of pesky AAU battles starting in middle school, a pair of breakout seasons and letdowns have fused to create a dangerous monster. They’ve gone from a pair of score-first guards with unique skillsets to a force that’s changed Syracuse. If SU has any chance at a deep postseason run, Peterson and Sykes will be right in the thick of it. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more